Course Information

Duration (hours)   
39
ECTs5
Practice

 Simulation

 

Instructor(s)

 Prof. Nikos Varotsis

 Dr. Vasilis Gaganis

 

Description

This course discusses various advanced issues in petroleum engineering such as fluid properties modeling by means of EoS, the Buckley-Leverett waterflooding model, gas miscibility pressure determination and the material balance method. Moreover, it is dedicated to familiarizing students with the most prominent software in the market such as CMG's suite, the IPM suite by Petex, tNavigator by Rock Flow Dynamics and Pipesim by Schlumberger.

Syllabus

1st  Lecture

EoS modeling. Equations of State to model thermodynamic behavior of reservoir fluids. Characterization, simulation of PVT lab studies, lumping, tuning.

2nd Lecture

WINPROP. Winprop software, part of the CMG suite (EoS modeling).

3rd  Lecture

Material balance. Development of the material balance method to evaluate the reservoir drive mechanism and predict future production.

4th  Lecture

MBAL. MBAL software, part of the Petex IPM suite (material balance and decline curve analysis).

5th  Lecture

Reveal principles. Principles of reservoir simulation. Information that needs to be introduced in a simulation model.

6th  Lecture

REVEAL. REVEAL software, part of the Petex IPM suite (black oil, compositional and thermal simulation).

7th  Lecture

Immiscible flow. Water front development in reservoir.

8th  Lecture

Immiscible flow. Water front development in reservoir.

9th  Lecture

Immiscible flow. Water front development in reservoir.

10thLecture

Miscible flow. First and multiple contact miscibility, minimum miscibility pressure, estimation methods.

11thLecture

Pipesim. Pipesim software by Schlumberger (well analysis and modeling, design of artificial lift systems, modeling of surface pipeline networks).

12thLecture

tNavigator. tNavigator software by Rock Flow Dynamics (black oil, compositional and thermal simulation).

13thLecture

Reservoir Chemistry apps

 

Petroleum Engineering postgraduate program of the Technical University of Crete is a one-year, full-time program, designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. The program begins in October, and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The program is run by the School of Mineral Resources Engineering.